Barbara - posted on 01/23/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
My 9 year old is gifted (I am not sure of her IQ, but I suspect she is gifted as opposed to highty gifted. Her problem is this.. everything has always come easy to her. She has excelled at so many things with very little effort, that it has made her a little lazy. She does not understand the value of working for an A. If something is hard for her, she gets very frusterated and says "I hate this" or "I cant do it." She does ballet, which is a challenge for her, so of course she says she hates it (she probaly doesnt hate it because every year I give her the option of doing it or not, and she always chooses to take the classes), but I feel it's importatant for her to do something that is "hard" for her. I feel like for her to be successful in life she has to be motivated to overcome challenges. Any thoughts or suggestions?